ICE agents arrested over 100 illegals at an Ohio meat packing facility.
The arrests come after a year long investigation into whether or not the company was aware they were hiring undocumented immigrants. ICE had previously arrested 114 undocumented immigrants at a lawn and garden business, also located in Ohio.
As reported by foxnews.com
Federal agents arrested more than 100 workers at an Ohio meatpacking factory on Tuesday as a part of yearlong investigation into whether the company knowingly hired undocumented immigrants.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said that 146 workers were arrested at Fresh Mark’s meat processing plant in Salem, Ohio as a part of an investigation into whether the company knowingly hired illegal immigrants who used faked identities belonging to U.S. citizens to obtain employment.
Search warrants were also carried out at the company’s two other locations in Ohio.
A spokesperson for the agency, Khaalid Walls, said that the majority of the workers detained were from Guatemala.
Most of those detained were released after processing due to health problems or being the only caregiver of a child. The facility, Fresh Mark, has not been charged, but the investigation is ongoing. Immigration agents are focusing their attention on businesses that are hiring illegals.
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